kid friendly

2 months ago

it used to be very beautiful place for extremely short time of window walk but yet lately there's just too much graffiti on the rock formations and the trees it's a sad sight

This my go-to if I’m not in the mood to search for a new trail. Be sure to use the nature trail (instead of the paved path) for a proper “hike”. I usually start by the Marina where there is plenty of parking. The nature trailhead is just behind the shop.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike. It felt longer than expected for some reason. I'm usually into waterfall/rock formation hikes, so this was a nice change of pace. Glad I went. Fairly easy with fantastic lake views and mild hilly terrain to make it really interesting. Park at the boat rental area and hike counter clockwise.

3 months ago

Whipps exceeded my expectations. Along the same lines as Nelson Ledges, but a little less strenuous and felt a little shorter. Amazing rock formations and drop offs. My only negative is that there is a little more graffiti than I can handle. Otherwise, get this hike on your credit list!!!

If you like walking on lots of paved trails/access roads then you’ll like this one. Otherwise it’s not worth the effort. Could be marked better, makes it easier to locate the trail. Not impressed. Didn’t like it. Will not go back. Only positive was the challenge in the elevations.

Fun trail to hike but not all that well marked. Beautiful sights on the lake, but I'm not crazy about how much of it was on or near the road

I wasn't able to complete the entire loop today because there were workers cutting down a tree and I could not pass, so I had to turn around and go back.

I'm not sure how much of this trail is tow path, but it seemed like most of it passed the smaller lake loop is and that's not super fun for me. I prefer to be on softer ground, especially in hiking boots.

Wonderful trail with fantastic rock formations and ledges. Also provides some vistas for great viewage.

Highly recommend bringing a map and compass or a very good sense of direction. Technical hike. We lost the trail and ended up coming back out the way we came. Certainly an adventurous, but beautiful trail.

5 months ago

Not marked well. In between markers there are many options that look like trails. Lots of broken glass and litter. Still a great hike but really in need of some maintenance.

A lot of fun sort of made our own path. Plenty to explore a lot of rock climbing not your basic paved path

Nice easy walk

A pretty solid trail. It could be a lot more clearly marked, easy to find yourself on the all-purpose trail instead, but the lake loop itself is fairly scenic, well maintained and just challenging enough to be interesting. Bugs were a big issue in a few places as the trail skirts some marshy areas, so consider some repellent. The trail was wide and clear enough that ticks weren't too much of a concern for our pup. Would be four stars if it were more clearly marked.

trail running
6 months ago

I mostly ran on the hiking/birding trails (dirt paths just off the main paved trail) and it's the best spot for trail running I've found in Northeast Ohio. It's the perfect balance of maintenance and wilderness!

Beautiful scenery. Nice hike.

We combined a number of different trails for this hike including portions of the Hinckley Hills Loop, the Ledge Lake Trail, Worden's Ledges Loop Trail, the Hinckley Lake Loop Trail, and portions of the bridle trail. Worden's Ledges is a great area with some stone carvings circa 1940s.

Pretty area hike around the lake on dirt path or take the asphalted path. This is an easy hike.

Lovely but very muddy trail! The first half of this trail is very narrow and prone to mud. The second half--the part that crosses over the Buckeye trail--was dry and wide and relatively flat. Challenging first half and easy peasy but beautiful second half.
I went on a late March cloudy and warm Saturday and saw not one other human until I returned to the parking lot. Nice and secluded.

The trail is easy to follow; follow the green blazes in some parts and the green arrows in others/follow the buckeye trail when the trails intersect.

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